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Veteran Chicago reedist adapts a mentor role in his visceral new Chicago quintet Marker

Throughout his career reedist Ken Vandermark­ has often sought out elders as collaborators, working with Peter Brötzmann,­ Joe McPhee­, Fred Anderson,­ and Robert Barry­, among others. Vandermark learned from them on the bandstand and in the tour van, and in return elevated their music among younger listeners. That sort of cross-generational ethos is an important […]